The city’s latest branded tea store is to open on Wednesday, this one from Pure Leaf, a company that sells teas meant to be served with ice. Gabriel Dela Vega, the store’s mixologist, will prepare an array of iced teas at a long bar in a soothing setting with lots of greenery. Golden chai, apple-flavored tea with a matcha float, green mojito tea with lime and mint, peach tea and rare Kenyan purple tea with berries are among the drinks sold in house or to take out ($5 to $8). Each will be finished with a splash of liquid tea essence pressed from fresh leaves to amplify the flavor: Pure Leaf Tea House, 79 Greene Street (Spring Street), pureleaf.com.
April 15, 2021